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The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position as VISUAL (COLORGUARD) COORDINATOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND.This is a part-time (60%) nine-month non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level to begin on September 1, 2018.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.
•    Coordinate all aspects of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Colorguard including recruiting, training staff, managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required (coach student ensembles, recruit guest performers, create educational clinic, coordinate logistical arrangements for staging), and assist Marching Band Director as needed and requested.
•    Teach Marching Colorguard Techniques or other courses as assigned in accordance with areas of expertise; maintain weekly office hours, scheduled in coordination with the Director.
•    Assist with selecting student leaders for fall marching band, for both the colorguard and the band; recruit new members for the colorguard; assist in logistical planning for the marching band, in conjunction with the Director.
•    Participate in Summer Band Camp (for additional compensation).

•    Bachelor’s degree in music performance or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
•    Equivalent professional experience considered.
•    Potential for or an already established reputation as a colorguard coordinator.
•    Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.
•    Ability to work effectively within the department.

Salary is commensurate with Lecturer rank, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), and 4) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.
Submit all application items to:

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.  Application materials will not be returned.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Industry News

Gerard Schwarz to Miami
    The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami has appointed Gerard Schwarz as Distinguished Pro­fessor of Music – Conducting and Or­chestral Studies. Schwarz will assume his position in the fall of 2019, and he will be a full-time member of the faculty as Professor of Practice in the De­partment of Instrumental Performance. 
    Internationally recognized for his moving performances, innovative programming and extensive catalogue of recordings, Gerard Schwarz is Con­ductor Laureate of the Seattle Sym­phony; Music Director of the All-Star Orchestra, Eastern Music Festival, and the Mozart Orchestra of New York; and Conductor Emeritus of New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival. He has recorded over 350 albums as a conductor, and his accolades include six Emmy awards and eight ASCAP Awards. (5/19)

Wm. S. Haynes TexasAllstar Competition

    The Wm. S. Haynes Flute Company in conjunction with the Fort Worth Symphony and the Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company sponsored masterclasses in seven locations. In each class the flutists were encouraged to enter the Texas All Star competition. The competition winners for first place are Tyler Shropshire of Denton (College Di­vision), Joanna Kim of Austin (High School Division), and Medha Gol­lapudi of Frisco (Middle School Di­vision). They will receive respectively a Custom Silver flute, a Haynes Q2, and an Amadeus 780 flute. The winners will perform with Latin Grammy winner and Haynes Artist Nestor Torres along with the University of Texas-San Antonio Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Adrian Ruiz at the Texas Music Educators convention. For more information, visit (3/19)

Sibelius 2019 Released
    Avid has announced the immediate availability of Sibelius, its popular music notation software. The new version includes added features that improve review workflows and score navigation and composition. A review mode allows users to grant limited access to view, navigate, and copy passages and play back scores without risking accidental changes. Users can also navigate to any location in a score and immediately start playback. (3/19)

Peterson Upgrades StroboStomp
    Peterson Strobe Tuners announced the next version of their StroboStomp pedal. Expanding on a lineup begun in the early 2000s, the StroboStomp HD includes several user requested features, including a variable multi-color display, pop-less true-bypass function, and buffered output mode. Users can customize the LCD-based color display using the Peterson Connect app. The new pedal will begin shipping in April at a price of $129. (3/19)

Midwest Clinic Proposals Due
    Clinic sessions at the Midwest Clinic cover a range of topics at every level from elementary to higher education. Proposals music be submitted electronically through the Midwest website by Monday, March 11. For more details, visit (3/19)

New Products and Publications

Virtual Reality Factory Tours
    Buffet Crampon USA introduced virtual reality tours of the historic Buffet Crampon woodwind factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France and the Buffet Crampon Germany brass factory in Mark­neu­kirchen. The tours are fully immersive, using 4D technology and surround sound to take virtual visitors into the heart of instrument manufacture.
    Buffet Crampon VR tours may be experienced at the Buffet Crampon New York Showroom (153 West 36th Street, 4th floor) and at events around North America this summer, including the International Clarinet Associ­ation’s ClarinetFest in Knoxville, Tennessee (July 24-28) and Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Aca­demy in Jacksonville, Florida (July 8-13). The brass tour will visit the International Women’s Brass Conference in Tempe, Arizona (May 21-25), and ITEC (International Tuba Euphonium Association) Conference in Iowa City, Iowa (May 25-June 1).

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News
Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced

    The 2019 Young Texas Artists Music Competition Grand Prize winner was Russian pianist Artem Kuznetsov, a graduate student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He also won the Gold Medal in the competition’s Piano Division. The Voice Division Gold Medal was awarded to mezzo-soprano Brennan Blankenship. The Strings Division Gold Medal went to cellist Lukas Goodman, and flutist Won Lee was named the Gold winner in the Winds, Brass, Percussion, Harp and Guitar Division. (4/19)

Buffet Crampon Clarinet and Tuba Academies
The 2019 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy will be July 8-13 in Jacksonville, Florida and is open to student clarinetists ages 18-26. The student/teacher ratio is 4:1, giving students an opportunity to live and work closely with the internationally acclaimed Artist Faculty, which features J. Lawrie Bloom, Florent Héau, Wonkak Kim, Gregory Raden, and Ronald Van Spaendonck.
The second annual Buffet Crampon Tuba Academy will be at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater from July 22-27. All students will take part in individual lessons, group clinics, performances, chamber music, and mock auditions. All students attending the academy must be 18 or over. This year’s Artist Faculty includes Derek Fenstermacher, Andreas Hofmeir, Ryan Robinson, and Roland Szentpali.

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